Dr Samantha Strong

Lecturer of Vision Science

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET
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Phone:

Email: s.strong2@aston.ac.uk

Room: VS131

 

 

I joined Aston Optometry School in April 2019 following completion of a three-year BBSRC-funded postdoctoral position at the University of Bradford. Prior to that I successfully completed my PhD in Vision Science (2012-2015) at the University of Bradford, and my BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2009-2012) at the University of York.

My research interests encompass visual perception, but I have a particular passion for motion perception and how MT/TO-1 and MST/TO-2 in the human brain process these signals.

In my spare time I am a freelance medical illustrator and enjoy contributing to the continuing education and training (CET) of Optometrists and eyecare professionals.

  • BSc with First Class Honours in Psychology, University of York, 2012
  • AFHEA, University of Bradford, 2014
  • PhD in Vision Science, University of Bradford, 2015
  • 2019 – date: Lecturer of Vision Science, Aston Optometry School, Aston University.
  • 2016 – 2019: Postdoctoral research assistant (BBSRC), Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Bradford.
  • 2014: Temporary Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bradford
  • Module leader: Optics and Medical Imaging (BSc Optometry; OP1OMI)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry)
  • Lecturer: Senses and Perception (Foundation; LHS001)
  • Lecturer: Introduction to Neurosensory Science (MSc Clinical Sciences (Neurosensory Sciences); NS1NS1)
  • Motion perception in disease
  • Visual motion in the human brain
  • Duration perception
  • Neurostimulation of the visual brain
  • Interhemispheric connections between V5/MT+
  • Optic flow
  • Motion coherence
Silmo Academy Bursary 2017 (€10,000)

Available for supervision for suitable applicants – please get in touch! 
Potential areas of interest:

  • Motion perception in disease
  • Visual motion in the human brain
  • Duration (time) perception 
  • Neurostimulation of the visual brain
  • Interhemispheric connections between V5/MT+Optic flowMotion coherence

Strong SL, Silson EH, Gouws AD, Morland AB, McKeefry DJ. (2017). Differential processing of the direction and focus of expansion of optic flow stimuli in areas MST and V3A of the human visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(6): 2209-2217. Link to paper

Strong SL, Silson EH, Gouws AD, Morland AB, McKeefry DJ. (2017). A Direct Demonstration of Functional Differences between Subdivisions of Human V5/MT+. Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), 1-10. Link to paper

Keefe BD, Villing M, Racey C, Strong SL, Wincenciak J, Barraclough NE. (2014). A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, and untrustworthiness. Behaviour Research Methods, 46(4), 1042-1051. Link to paper